Coffee is good for more than an early morning or late afternoon jolt of energy,
taking a step further by reusing these old coffee grounds long after your cup of joe is gone.
Today we’ve put together a ton of awesome reasons to never toss out those used coffee grounds again.
So let’s get grinded.
If you spread out coffee grounds on a baking sheet and allow them to dry,
they can actually be used much like baking.
Soda is for absorbing food odors in the refrigerator.
Just load up a small open container with old grounds
and place it in the back of the fridge for several weeks while you accumulate more grounds.
While you’re at it, can also funnel dry coffee grounds into an old clean sock and tie it off
before placing it in your freezer to neutralize those odors as well.
If you’re chopping up potent vegetables, like garlic and onions or handling raw fish,
coffee grounds can actually help remove the strong stink from your hands.
Keep a container of coffee grounds near your sink
so that you can cover your hands entirely and then
just gently scrub them together with a little water.
You can also make your own coffee hand scrub by combining one cup of old coffee grounds
with a cup of coarse sea salt.
Just add in a cup of coconut oil
and mix it all together well in a big container.
The abrasiveness of this natural hand scrub
will wipe away dirt and grease
and exfoliate your hands making them
使你的手清洁 漂亮 焕发光泽
look nice and shiny and clean.
Now here’s an interesting one you may not have known.
The scrubbing power of coffee grounds is amazing
for scouring pots and pans and even cleaning your stovetop.
Cover a thin cloth with coffee grounds and
scrub it over the stubborn grease and food particles.
Before long, your dishes and stovetop
will be sparkling clean once again.
It’s a true toward a force of scrubbing action.
One amazingly simple way
to deter pests from eating your vegetation
is to sprinkle used coffee grounds
throughout your garden
all around your plants to create a barrier.
And then protect them against destructive ants, bugs and even slugs
by spreading coffee grounds all over plants and flower beds
that thrive on the acidic nature of coffee grounds.
You’re actually gonna end up with
a more vibrant and healthier garden altogether.
Your used up grounds also make for
an excellent fertilizer as well.
Because they’re rich in nitrogen.
You don’t have a use for your coffee grounds right now,
Go ahead and add it to your compost bin for later.
That way if you’re gonna do some gardening,
you’ve already got your fertilizer on hand.
或者 嘿 或许你可以给你的邻居
Or hey, maybe you could just give it to your neighbor
if they’re doing a project as well.
But if you’re not exactly sure what you might use those coffee grounds on in your garden,
think about this.
If you have dead spots in your grass that could use a boost,
use some of that compost you just made us fertilizer and mix it into your lawn.
With the right balance of green and brown matter,
it’ll help revitalize your grass and
likely attract beneficial worms to your soil as well.
If you love the smell of coffee, when I turn your old grounds into an all-natural homemade candle,
using either the double boiler method
or your microwave for about 90 seconds.
Melt candle wax to about a hundred and seventy degrees.
You can also add your own cents to the wax if you like.
While you wait for the wax to cool down to about a hundred and fifty degrees
Fahrenheit, of course,
add a wick to the center of the jar
and then slowly pour in a layer of wax.
Follow this up with a scoop of coffee grounds.
Let it all pull for about a minute before repeating this process
until you fill your container up entirely.
You can of course sprinkle additional coffee grounds
on top to give it an artisanal look.
Then just cut the wick to size and you’re left with a coffee scented candle
that sure to cost more to buy than it did to make,
especially since you repurpose those old coffee grounds.
If you’re not a huge coffee drinker,
don’t worry, many local shops
including some Starbucks and McDonald’s
will happily give you bags of used grounds
if you want to use them for your home or your garden.
So just ask them next time you’re around there.
Thanks for watching and hitting that subscribe button.
If you are someone you known as a coffee drinker,
help benefit the environment a little more each day by sharing this video with your friends and family.
We’ll see you next time.